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  • Romney names National Hispanic Steering Committee

     
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has released the names of a 28-member National Hispanic Steering Committee that includes prominent Latinos from all over the country and Puerto Rico. Central Floridians on the list are former U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez,...
  • China calls on U.S. to oppose currency legislation

     
    China warned the U.S. against trade protectionism hours after the Senate passed a proposed bill that would slap tariffs on Chinese goods over its perceived under-valued currency. In a written statement posted on its website, China's Foreign Ministry urged...
  • Casey won't support free trade deals

     
    Democrat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, who has long warned of free trade’s adverse impact on manufacturing jobs, said Wednesday he'd vote against three free trade deals supported by the White House. The trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia....
  • Retail sales up in September

     
    An increase in consumer spending in September is good news because it counteracts concerns that the economy is falling into a recession. Retail sales are a big part of the economy, accounting for 70% of economic activity....
  • New home construction surges in September; recovery still elusive

     
    New residential construction surged 15% in September, turning in its best performance in 17 months, though economists warned that a housing recovery has yet to take hold....
  • Construction spending and manufacturing growing -- slightly

     
    Commerce Department and Institute for Supply Management numbers show that construction spending and manufacturing are up....
  • 2011 Presidents Cup TV schedule on NBC and Golf Channel

     
    By Tom Comi Follow @ChannelGuideTom Those looking for a links fix today might end up entering spectator rehab next week after Golf Channel and NBC combine to air more than 50 hours of live coverage of The Presidents Cup from Australia. Taking place at the...
  • How solid are those platform planks?

     
    There are suffocating levels of institutional, bureaucratic, political, and public opinion pressure that simply don't allow a president to stray too far from the status quo. Even if Rick Perry were serious about eliminating the Commerce Department, for...
  • Studies show thrifty shopping may slow hiring, economic growth. What do you think?

     
    I recently came across an article that I thought might be interesting to the rest of my fellow frugal shoppers. An Associated Press article states that studies from the Commerce Department, economists and companies like Procter & Gamble show th...
  • EGYPT: Fears of a food crisis after Russia's wheat export ban

     
    Russia's decision to ban grain exports is fueling anxiety among Egyptians that an international wheat crisis could lead to massive food shortages in the Arab world's most populous country. Egypt is the world's top wheat importer, annually buying 6...
  • John Boehner calls for firing of Obama's entire economic team; time 'to put grownups in charge'

     
    Full text of the Republican House leader's speech on the economy, demanding the Democrats take responsibility for prolonged unemployment....
  • Drug violence doesn't scare off investors in Mexico, as stocks near all-time high

     
    Mexico’s horrific drug violence has been no impediment for its stock market: The country’s main share index is on the verge of hitting a record high. The Mexican Stock Exchange’s IPC index rose Monday for a third consecutive session, gaining......